Early Music

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by Edward Pearse on Thursday, 1 July, 2010

From the medieval age through to the flowering of the Renaissance musical styles are instruments were evolving towards what the standardised instruments we know today. Music was performed in small groups, sometimes on the move, sometimes for paying patrons, sometimes for fun. Mandolins, jaw harps, shawms, fifes, drums and rebecs are just a few of the instruments common to the time which (with the exception of the drum) have evolved into other instruments, their old names forgotten.

Radio Riel produces this program in conjunction with the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the program now at http://music.radioriel.org. Today’s music originates from the music library of Edward Pearse.

For more information on the Alexandrian Free Library, current exhibits and the work of Consortium members in general, please visit the Alexandrian Free Library website, or one of their branches in-world.


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